Category Archives: Capital Markets

Investors look to Houston despite continued slowdown

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Oct. 2, 2017

By: Ronnie Deyo, executive vice president and office team lead, JLL Houston

total vacancyDespite Hurricane Harvey’s widespread devastation, Houston’s office properties fared relatively well, with less than 60 office buildings reporting damage from the storm. As a result, the office market, by-and-large, stayed its course through the close of… Read More

Houston Skyline reveals flight-to-quality despite anemic office market

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August 3, 2017

When it comes to premium office space it seems there’s always a market for it, even in an economic downturn. Despite consolidations, space give-backs and record sublease levels, Houston’s Skyline office buildings are still outperforming the market, commanding top dollar and capturing the lion’s share of leasing activity.

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By the numbers:

  • At 19.5 percent, Houston’s Skyline vacancy remains below the market-wide office vacancy
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Investors Cope with Uncertainty across US Office Markets

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August 31, 2016

investorsMonths of agitation in the financial markets, driven largely by the slowdown in China, oil pricing and, most recently, Brexit, continued through mid-year, but is showing signs of calming. While turmoil has impacted deal flow in 2016 and uncertainty remains around the upcoming U.S. election, real estate capital markets are starting to normalize after atypically high volumes in 2015. Here are six… Read More

Houston’s Skyline is Characterized by Contradictions

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June 29, 2016

By: Eli Gilbert, Vice President of Research, JLL Houston

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Houston’s Skyline is characterized by contradictions as tenants and landlords alike remain cautious in the face of continuing market volatility and unease over oil prices. A 37 percent drop in leasing activity in 2015 set the stage for modest negative absorption to start 2016, yet asking rents remain near all-time highs. Sublease… Read More

Skyline Micromarkets Outperform U.S. Office Market

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June 24, 2016

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Skyline Micromarkets Across the Country Outperform U.S. Office Market

Demand for creative space may have shifted the market’s landscape, but quality and location remain key drivers in real estate decision making. As a result, Skyline micromarkets across the country remain coveted locations that outperform the office market in general.

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Houston’s Retail Sector Remains Resilient

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June 10, 2016

Houston's retail sectorTim Hopper, chief economist for TIAA, recently led an economic discussion hosted by JLL’s Retail Capital Markets experts in Houston, Texas. Approximately thirty retail owners from across the city gathered to hear from Hopper on economic topics that ranged from the impending ‘Brexit’ referendum in the U.K. to the reverse of capital from emerging to developed markets. The evening also… Read More

Hot off the Press: Second Quarter Office Stats and Reports

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JLL is pleased to present its Q2 2015 Houston Office and U.S. Office market reports. These reports provide JLL Houston’s data and insight into the quickly changing Houston office market.… Read More

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